The Prolife Bus moves to Gov. Snyder
As with any journey which includes unexpected roadblocks and detours, when you have arrived at your destination there is cause for celebration.
Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing said, "Prolife people never gave up, never got off the Prolife Bus. They knew this legislation was needed."
The Prolife Bus or Omnibus bill, H.B. 5711, addresses the persistent pattern of neglect in regulating abortion clinic practices in Michigan. There was a long overdue need for governmental reforms. Women's safety was being compromised. But that will change when the Prolife Bus bill is signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder.
On December 14, in the wee hours of the morning, the concurring votes were taken in the Michigan House and Senate, both by overwhelming 2 to 1 margins. The last stop for the Prolife Bus bill is the Governor's desk.
In the 2011-2012 session, a Partial Birth Abortion Ban was enacted; abortion coverage from ALL insurance plans in Michigan was eliminated; and the first omnibus prolife bill in the history of Michigan was passed. This is historic and unprecedented.
Dedicated prolife people and faithful prolife lawmakers made all of these accomplishments possible. It is time to celebrate and thank our prolife legislators with calls and e-mail messages!